Christian Community Action does wonderful work helping families in crisis, supporting them on the road to self sufficiency, and enabling them to become advocates for others in need.
I continue to be impressed by what Christian Comunity Action accomplishes with a staff worth significantly more that they are paid, and despite recent cuts in state support. Ninety percent of the families completing CCA's Stepping Stones transitional housing program move on to permanent housing, well on their way to self-sufficiency.
Volunteered bagging food for Thanksgiving distribution for at least 15 years. This has expanded and been organized to become almost effortless the last few years. But still fun! This year, volunteer groups were able to switch off on tasks so the work continued... packing about 1200 bags of food in about 5 hours, and more on Sunday. I have also been a board member for ten years. CCA has continued to meet the needs of the area residents while maintaining its core mission. Over time this has expanded from emergency food and housing, to 2-year transitional housing, to advocacy training of transitional housing and neighborhood residents. All on a relatively small budget and staff.